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Coin of Byzantium with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under M. Aurelius Fronto

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to left, with spear and shield. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, holding spear. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Ancient cast?

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–235

Mint

Byzantium, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 34.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

66.820

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins